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Gordon & Rees Insurance Law Blog

Gordon & Rees’s Insurance Group consists of more than 100 attorneys in offices across the country focused on representing and counseling many of the world’s largest domestic and foreign insurers, making the group one of the largest and most experienced of its kind in the United States. With an almost 40-year track record, Gordon & Rees has established itself as a go-to firm for the most complex and highest stakes insurance coverage cases.

We regularly handle precedent-setting cases involving high exposure claims and novel legal theories, including class actions, insurer liquidations, suits based on California Business & Professions Code section 17200 and other emerging statutory claims, excess insurance issues, environmental and toxic exposures, professional liability, construction defect, and claims relating to life, health and disability insurance including ERISA.

The Insurance Group has a proven record of success in defeating claims at the summary judgment stage and in trial, and achieving creative and favorable results for clients through alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

 

Editors:

mfoyMatthew Foy is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s San Francisco office and serves both as the National Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Property and Casualty insurance practice as well as the Practice Group Leader of the San Francisco Insurance group. He has more than 15 years experience representing national insurers at the claims stage, in trial, and on appeal. Mr. Foy’s practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and advice involving primary and excess liability policies with an emphasis on complex personal and advertising injury, cyber-liability, environmental, asbestos, other mass torts, and construction defect matters.

aschwartzArthur Schwartz is a member of the firm’s Insurance Group and Appellate practice groups. He specializes in insurance coverage and claims advice, litigation of insurance policy and bad faith disputes, insurance agent broker errors and omissions claims, and contractual and related disputes between insurers and their agents. He provides additional expertise in policy drafting and non-coverage insurance litigation.  Mr. Schwartz has expertise in all property and casualty coverage areas with particular emphasis in Commercial General Liability, additional insured, express indemnity, construction defect coverage disputes and Director & Officers coverage.

jarnoldJoseph Arnold is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s Philadelphia office. Mr. Arnold’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on commercial contract disputes and insurance coverage matters. Mr. Arnold has substantial experience representing insurance companies in a wide range of complex first- and third-party insurance coverage disputes involving food contamination and product recall, asbestos and other long-tail environmental claims, large-scale construction defect claims, professional liability claims and advertising injury claims.